Abortion Choice Is a Difficult One
In response to Larry Ellis’ Jan. 16 column (“Just What Have We Become?”), your concerns about the moral behavior of our nation, the sad absence of two parents in the home, and the current failure to teach children personal responsibility and accountability for their actions are spot on, and many people share those concerns.
But you totally lost me with your statements about abortion. Unless you and every one of your congregants is willing to either adopt or commit to at least 18 years of mentoring a child who is going to be aborted, then how are these children going to become the “kinds of persons whose contributions to our world would be worthy of praise across generations”?
Statistics and real life demonstrate that many of these children will grow up in single-parent homes, live in poverty, without a good moral compass to lead and guide them. They will become the next generation of welfare recipients, mentally ill people (visualize the homeless and the unstable), and prison population (visualize long periods of incarceration with other like-minded people or death row inmates who face years waiting for the needle).
Maybe these mothers who seek abortions have a voice that could teach the rest of the country about hard choices and poverty-filled lives, but are instead shamed and harassed because of their choices.
Shame on the rest of us.
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